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Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 58013, tabled on 10 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were awaiting an assessment for (a) personal independence payments, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) the limited capability for work component of universal credit in each of the most recent six months for which data is available.

Answered on

19 June 2020

In each of the most recent six months, the number of individuals claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) with either an assessment scheduled or awaiting scheduling in the UK can be found in the table below.

The department continues to process both New Claims and Changes of Circumstance and encourage anyone with a change in their needs to contact the Department so that we can ensure they are receiving the correct level of support.

We are unable to separate out individuals for the Limited Capability for Work element of Universal Credit and have therefore provided the total number of individuals claiming Universal Credit awaiting an assessment.

Dec-19

Jan-20

Feb-20

Mar-20

Apr-20

May-20

PIP

168,310

184,340

193,800

164,720

156,620

132,640

ESA

87,500

81,100

73,650

81,770

101,010

115,680

UC

62,740

60,080

59,030

83,190

120,080

143,120

Please note: data has been rounded to the nearest 10.

The data provided is derived from unpublished contractual management information produced by the Assessment Providers which was collected for Internal Departmental use only and has not been quality assured to Official Statistics Publication standards.

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